Tesla autopilot learned to avoid road debrisNovember 8, 2020
Judging by the recent test drive, the beta version of Tesla’s autopilot – Full Self-Driving Beta – has shown itself not well, and so far creates too many accidents.
However, the head of the company, Elon Musk, promised to roll out updates every 5 to 10 days, and it seems that the next update allows the car to notice and bypass the garbage lying on the road.
The Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD), which Tesla unveiled in mid-October to select customers, requires full attention from drivers, as there may be something on the road for which it is not yet ready. Moreover, the company honestly warns that FSD “can make mistakes at the wrong time.”
In the past, one of the problems with the Tesla Autopilot system was stationary objects on the road. If the driver did not intervene in time, the car continued to move along the lane with debris lying on it, and an accident could occur.
Hopefully, writes Electrek, the FSD will also learn how to handle potholes in the roads, some of which can be ignored while others are safer to go around. This feature will undoubtedly be required for the full autopilot that Musk has long promised.
In early autumn, Canadian police reported a case of a Tesla Model S being chased on autopilot. The car was traveling at a speed of 140 km / h on an intercity highway in the province of Alberta, both front seats were reclined and the people on them were allegedly sleeping.
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